Your How-to-Guide for Comprehensive Data Protection

June 5, 2020
Backup | Whitepapers/eBooks

As the amount of data grows, so do the challenges — and the importance — of protecting it. With continued cyberthreats, changing regulatory compliance requirements, threats of downtime, and other issues, it’s difficult for many organizations to know where to start in terms of developing and implementing effective data protection and data security strategies.

In theory, data backup and protection should be easy. Just frequently make a copy of your data and keep it somewhere safe until you need it. Unfortunately, there’s much more complexity involved.

Do you need to backup onsite, to the cloud, or possibly to both? What backup software will you use and how will you procure it? Is there a cost effective way to handle long-term data retention? Do you have in-house resources to manage your data protection?

While there’s no single solution to address these issues, you don’t have to piecemeal together services and software from several different vendors. You can consolidate everything you need for end-to-end data protection with Veeam and US Signal.

Our eBook, A Guide to End-to-End Data Protection, provides an overview of some of the considerations to get you started. They include:

  • On-premise hardware
  • Licensing
  • Backup
  • Replication
  • Storage and archival
  • In-house or outsourced data management and operations

The eBook also discusses how to use Veeam software, with US Signal as your single-source provider, to build an end-to-end solution that addresses these points.

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Why Build Your Data Protection Plan with Veeam and US Signal?

In our experience, Veeam offers some of the industry’s best backup and replication solutions. They feature granular recovery, analytics, and scalable architecture to meet the full spectrum of data protection needs.

You can access those solutions through US Signal, along with any required licensing and backup appliances or solution management. Here’s a brief overview of what’s available:

Veeam Licensing

If you don’t have a Veeam license, US Signal offers multiple ways to acquire one. Options include:

  • Perpetual license — Enjoy perpetual use of the software version purchased or the latest version upgraded to while under support. Stay up to date with annual support, and you’ll always have access to the latest version.  
  • Universal license — Terms are available for one to five years with support included for the entire license term. One-year terms are billed annually; multi-year terms are paid upfront at discounted rates.
  • Rental license — Rental licenses are billed month to month. Renting a license moves the costs from a CAPEX to OPEX model.
     

On-premise Hardware  

Install Veeam Backup and Replication on a backup appliance, back up your production environment in your on-premise data center, and then have Veeam send a copy to the US Signal cloud. You can buy the on-premise hardware directly from US Signal. Our experts will work with you to right size and configure your solution based on Veeam best practices and your specific needs. They’ll also go over term options for manufacturer support and secure the quotes for you.

Cloud Backup for Veeam

Cloud Backup for Veeam provides a fast, secure way to get your VM backups off-site and into the US Signal Cloud. All backups and offsite copies are managed and recovered directly from your Veeam backup console. It integrates with Veeam Cloud Connect, so it’s easy to set up offsite backups from a single pane of glass.  

Cloud Replication for Veeam

With Cloud Replication for Veeam, protected workloads replicate directly into vCloud Director and create ready-to-start copies of VMs in a US Signal Resource Pool. Failover to the replication environment and back to source as needed. There’s no need to maintain a second site. You can also opt for US Signal to manage your replication platform. 

Cloud Archive for Veeam

Cloud Archive for Veeam automatically archives backup data into US Signal S3 object storage for unlimited long-term data retention capacity at the lower cost of object storage. The backups remain accessible to all Veeam functionality and are available for restores to production without prior staging.

Data Protection Solution Management

Leave the management of Cloud Backup for Veeam and Cloud Replication for Veeam to US Signal, including configuration of software, jobs, and retention schedule; monitoring and troubleshooting; and more. Take advantage of highly specialized expertise your staff might not possess, and frees up your internal staff to focus on strategic business initiatives instead.

The Benefits of Veeam and US Signal

Going with US Signal for your Veeam-centric, total data protection solution offers numerous benefits. Grab the eBook to learn exactly what those are with the above offerings.

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